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From Jürgen Weber (JIRA) <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (DIRSERVER-931) Provide a zip/tar.gz download for DS
Date Tue, 15 May 2007 08:47:16 GMT
Provide a zip/tar.gz download for DS
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                 Key: DIRSERVER-931
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRSERVER-931
             Project: Directory ApacheDS
          Issue Type: Wish
    Affects Versions: 1.5.0
         Environment: Win32
            Reporter: Jürgen Weber


Provide a zip/tar.gz download for DS in addition to the platform specific .exe download (like
there is for Tomcat: http://tomcat.apache.org/download-60.cgi)

In many corporate environments it is not possible for users to install Windows exes whereas
unzipping a zip archive is possible. Same goes for Unix, it would be much easier to just untar
DS into a directory and run it instead of having root install it.

So installing DS is not possible even if DS could be run as pure Java application.

Even if you have full control over your windows machine I don't like if Java software registers
with the system, I like it much better if a software can be unzipped into a folder and simply
runs (as with Tomcat, Geronimo or Eclipse).

A workaround right now is to run the DS setup in a vmware vm, zip the install folder and unzip
on the target machine.


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